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    As I'm trawling through the classifieds I'm finding a lot of the cars I want have the grey interior so seats/door cards/dash are grey although speedo binnacle is black.

    this has got me thinking, I know that seats can be reupholstered in different leather but can door card outer (the plastic part in most cars) be covered in leather and the y grey part or the dash and glovebox, can they be covered in leather?

    I'd also like to get the seats done in a different colour.

    If so, what kind of costs am I looking at do the various bits
     
     

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    Anything can be covered in leather ......not sure about doing the glove box though!!
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    You can paint them. Their is a project thread kicking about on here where a guy repainted the leather a beautiful red colour. He made a fantastic job of it.

    Can anyone remember the thread? It was/is really good.
     
     

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    interiors can be picked up so cheap you might as well just sell whatever is in it and get a interior of your choice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark E46 View Post
    You can paint them. Their is a project thread kicking about on here where a guy repainted the leather a beautiful red colour. He made a fantastic job of it.

    Can anyone remember the thread? It was/is really good.
    Really - I'll have to track down that thread
     
     

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    I have re-dyed a few bits in my interior from black to champagne.

    " I have done alot of stuff i am not proud of, and the stuff i am proud of is just disgusting"
     
     

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    Has anyone actually recovered the dash in leather (or any other part themselves) as I'm wondering how easy a process it is.
     
     

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    you can dye the leather and the plastics
    ive seen kits for the leather go for around £90 but if you shop around then you should find it cheaper
    ive seen leather dashes before and i can only imagine it to be a bit of a pain in the ass and not cheap to do
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    Can you really re dye the plastic?

    I knew the leather could be done but thought plastic was a no no.
     
     

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    plastic can be painted but not dyed
     
     

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